hi, friends! a little bit about me...

I'M SHELLY - SHELLY RENÉE GREEN TO BE EXACT ... THE GIRL BEHIND THE CAMERA!

A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

CAPTURING CALIFORNIA LIFE AND LOVE STORIES

This is me - your photographer, friend, advice giver, nerve calmer, joke cracker, bouquet holder, dress fluffer, dance floor bud, go to girl, ready with tissue when you cry happy tears on your big day, question answerer and so much more. You hire me, you get ME! I am here to give you beautiful pictures and memories, but also, SO MUCH MORE.

I’ll be there for youuuu (cue the friends theme song) every single step of the way from the moment you book me! My favorite part about this job, you ask? My couples and the relationship we form. 

I am a Southern California native. Graduated from the University of California, Riverside where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History, both with an emphasis in photography.

I love singing in my car at the top of my lungs, walking around Target aimlessly and I can sing every word to any country song on The Highway. My favorite thing to do is to be barefoot outside, {preferably camping in the mountains somewhere}. I communicate best through memes, gifs and emojis. The way to my heart? In-N-Out! Food is my love language.

I have a cat named Mila and when I'm at home you can find me creating a new recipe in the kitchen or binge watching something on Netflix (probably Friends for the millionth time - I mean c'mon it never gets old). I can never say no to an adventure, a competitive game of YAHTZEE, a camping trip, or a charcuterie board.

I am forever thankful for this crazy amazing journey we call life for leading me to where I am today. Photography has brought more to my life than I can even begin to express.

So, yeah. This is me. I can’t wait to get to know you! Ready to be friends?!

I want you to feel something.

Telling stories has always been a favorite past time, but words tend to get lost or forgotten so we tell them the best way we know how, through photographs. I believe your story is unique and deserves to be told. My style and approach to shooting is not your traditional photographer’s way of doing things. I am not into the awkward posing type of story telling but the raw, emotional, candid, exactly where you are at type of story telling. I'm in it with you. I'm in it with you excited, reminding you to seize the moment as you're LOOKIN' GOOD, all while running around, to give you the best experience and photos you will have + adore for the rest of your life.  I will capture your personalities, your dynamic, and the true moments. I like to let those moments unfold naturally. 

This life is a grand adventure, I hope you'll join me.

Upcoming Travel

Let's adventure together

Throughout the year I'll be traveling to the following places! If you're down to adventure with me + want to book with me while I'm in any of the following locations, let ya girl know!!

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August

Anza-Borrego Desert

Aug. 14th-17th, 2020

September

Sequoia National Forest

Sept. 3rd-8th, 2020

November

Big Sur, California

Nov. 6th-9th, 2020

December

Joshua Tree, California

Dec. 5th-7th / 26th- 29th, 2020